دوشنبه ۱۵ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۱۲:۳۳ - ۵ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶
Jack Straw, the British Foreign Secretary, today predicted "tough" talks with Iran when he and his German and French colleagues meet the country's negotiators in Geneva on Wednesday. British Foreign Secretary said today: "On Iran, there will be negotiations and discussions taking place in Geneva on Wednesday between the foreign ministers of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom and I shall be attending on behalf of the United Kingdom and the issue before us on Wednesday will be to ensure that both sides stick by the commitments which we have already entered into and which were enshrined in the Paris agreement of last November."
The three EU countries have long sought to negotiate a permanent end to Iran's uranium enrichment programme. However, Iranian officials have indicated in recent weeks the country plans to resume work on parts of the enrichment cycle. Tehran insists it has no intention of producing nuclear weapons.
The EU external relations commissioner Benita Ferrero Waldner today said parallel EU-Iranian talks to conclude a partnership and trade accord are "progressing constructively."
The EU has made clear a trade agreement remains conditional on a permanent suspension of all uranium enrichment-related activities in Iran.